India registers the highest single-day death count after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic

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With the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the worsening situation of the country, India has registered the highest single-day death count of 4,329 in the span of the last 24 hours since the onset of the pandemic. The overall fatalities related to Covid-19 in the country have been raised to 2,78,719.

Earlier, on May 12, the country recorded a death count of 4,205 due to Covid-19. Meanwhile, the country registered nearly 2,63,533 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The figures are observed at a time when the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern over the surge in the cases in India and the hospitalization scenario.

Amid a press briefing on May 14, Ghebreyesus said, “India remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths.”

According to the data released by the Union Ministry, the daily recoveries have increased by a higher margin with 4,22,436 individuals discharged from hospital after recovery on Monday. The daily trend of cases above 3 lakh has gone down for the first time after April 22.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting via the mode of video conferencing with the officials representing the states of Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi, over the current situation of Covid-19 in the country.

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